KIPRC Recognized as Champions in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

November 19, 2021

Each year, Kentucky's Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities, Division of Behavioral Health, recognizes Champions in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services. This year, Danita Coulter and the Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center (KIPRC) at the UK College of Public Health were honored.

 

Coulter currently serves as the Educational Services Assistant Senior for KIPRC on the FindHelpNowKY.org project, was recognized “for working toward a more equitable substance use treatment system through work with FindHelpNowKY.org and the KIPRC team. Your consistency, professionalism, creativity, and open-mindedness were the glue to a collaboration that will have long-standing and long-reaching effects.”  

 

The KIPRC team was applauded as a whole “for taking stakeholder input to thoughtfully adapt the FindHelpNowKY website to better meet the needs of individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. By committing funding and working with community partners, you have helped to increase opportunities for individuals to seek and find accessible [substance use disorder] treatment in Kentucky.”

 

FindHelpNowKY.org has added search filters for the deaf and hard of hearing people in its treatment locator and produced resources for the deaf and hard hearing.

 

The Champions recognition happens as part of the Advisory Committee on the Need for Services for Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. The committee was established by KRS 210.031 in the 1990s to identify and address unmet needs.


UK College of Public Health To Sponsor the 2021 KHDA Fall Conference

November 15, 2021

The University of Kentucky's College of Public Health is proud to be a sponsor at the upcoming Kentucky Health Departments Association (KHDA) 2021 Fall Retreat, Nov. 17-19, at Barren River State Park, which invites the public health community, including local health department directors and departments in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, to network and discuss ideas that can impact the health of all Kentuckians.

 

The Kentucky Health Departments Association (KHDA) was formed in 1984 through the merger of the Kentucky District Health Departments Association and the Kentucky County Health Departments Association. Their mission is to protect and ensure the health of our citizens through quality individual and population-based services through community health assessment, public health policy development, and assurance of quality service.

 

“We are grateful of our partnership with the KHDA and to sponsor this important public health event right here in Kentucky,” says Dr. Donna Arnett, Dean of the UK College of Public Health. “We share KHDA's mission in researching and promoting positive population health change for everyone, including all Kentuckians."

 

The UK College of Public Health is excited to have several alumni presenting at this event including Jan Chamness, Public Health Director at Montgomery County Health Department and Georgia Heise, District Director at Three Rivers District Health Department.

 

In 2004, the University of Kentucky established the College of Public Health to develop transformative solutions to health challenges through teaching, research and service efforts. Located in Lexington, Kentucky, we take seriously our public health responsibility to all communities and individuals in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and beyond. Our state specifically faces challenges in the areas of opioid addiction, obesity, cardiovascular disease, and cancer, among others. With that in mind, we are dedicated to transforming and assisting in the creation of a healthier community, state, and world - for everyone.


Global Health Case Competition

Nov 6, 2021 to Nov 6, 2021

The Fall 2021 Virtual Global Health Case Competition is an innovative student competition that rallies graduate and undergraduate students from across UK to form interdisciplinary teams that develop strategies to address a critical global health challenge.

 

These strategies are presented to a panel of judges and the top team will be awarded $1500.00, in addition to receiving an invitation to represent UK at Emory University's 2022 International Case Competition.

"See What's Possible in Public Health" Virtual Events For Prospective Students

November 02, 2021

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The University of Kentucky's College of Public Health, where "health champions" are made, invites prospective students from all academic and professional backgrounds in Kentucky (and beyond) to the upcoming "See What's Possible in Public Health" Virtual Info Session to learn more and ask questions about the Master of Health Administration (MHA)Master of Public Health (MPH), and applicable graduate certification programs.

 

Prospective candidates will learn more about making a positive impact in the public health space and the unique deliverables of the UK College of Public Health. In addition, candidates will receive the right balance of information and inspiration about the college, student and academic life, success stories, and admissions requirements. Candidates will also get the opportunity to interact with faculty, alumni, and current students.

 

"We are excited to offer these events as an opportunity for students to learn more about our community and the value of being a leader in public health," says Donna Arnett, Dean of the UK College of Public Health. "Developing and building health champions is why we are here, and we look forward to helping more students impact the world through our programs."

 

Info sessions are announced for Monday, Nov. 15 and Tuesday, Dec. 7 from 6 to 7 p.m. (EST). Registration can be found at cph.uky.edu/infosession.

 


What IPH (if) You Could Find Your Ideal Psychotherapy Treatment Before Seeing a Therapist?

Nov 2, 2021 to Nov 2, 2021

 

The What IPH (if) Seminar Series is hosted by the Center for Innovation in Population Health, University of Kentucky. Our goal with the What IPH series is to present innovative ideas that can apply to the public health space. We invite all those that are interested in this topic to attend this free event.

 

CPH Alumni & Friends Lunch at APHA

Oct 25, 2021 to Oct 25, 2021

Attending APHA in Denver? Join College of Public Health alumni & friends for lunch at Otravez Cantina. Located just two blocks from the Denver Convention Center, we are sure to have a good crowd with even better conversation. Space is limited, so be sure to RSVP here.

Migrant Outreach Program-KCHIP to host the Migrant Network Coalition

Oct 4, 2021 to Oct 4, 2021

The Migrant Outreach Program-Kentucky Children's Health Insurance Program (KCHIP) is hosting the Migrant Network Coalition (MNC) virtual monthly meeting. Each meeting features an informational speaker, discussion of current trends affecting immigrant and refugee communities in the Bluegrass, organizational updates, and networking opportunities with other community leaders and organizations.

Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) Summit

Oct 14, 2021 to Oct 14, 2021

 

The SOAR Summit is an annual event held in Eastern Kentucky and is the only event focused specifically on the issues and activities of the Appalachian region of Kentucky. Stop by the College of Public Health booth to learn more about how our programs and research support the efforts of SOAR change-makers.

 

Register for the Summit here.

Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) Summit

Oct 13, 2021 to Oct 13, 2021

 

The SOAR Summit is an annual event held in Eastern Kentucky and is the only event focused specifically on the issues and activities of the Appalachian region of Kentucky. Stop by the College of Public Health booth to learn more about how our programs and research support the efforts of SOAR change-makers.

 

Register for the Summit here.

American Public Health Association Annual Meeting & Expo

Oct 27, 2021 to Oct 27, 2021

This year’s theme for the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting and Expo is “Creating the Healthiest Nation: Strengthening Social Connectedness.”

 

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